Mentoring scheme

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Our 2022 mentoring scheme is open for applications. The scheme matches aspiring individual members with experienced leaders in the parking sector for a 12-month structured mentoring relationship.

The scheme is run by the BPA with learning interventions provided by an external training provider. The focus is on the transition from junior / first-time management / supervisor roles into a leadership position.


Applications are now open and you can find out more from this overview of the scheme and the various stages outlined below. Discover the benefits of being a mentor or mentee. Closing dates for applications is Friday 29 October.


Stage 1 - Application

Complete the application form to be a mentor or mentee. You will need to complete the appropriate form and attend the training session to qualify for the programme. We cannot guarantee that you will be successfully matched as this will depend on the number of applications. Please note that applications for the 2022 scheme are now open.

Stage 2 - Matching

Our mentoring advisory panel will meet in November to review the applications and match pairs according to each mentor’s skills/experience and each mentee's needs. 

Stage 3 - Training

Mentors will be offered a virtual training session which will take place over two half-days with a professional trainer.

Mentees will be invited to a virtual induction session to help them prepare for their first meeting with their mentor.

Stage 4 – Informal networking event

All pairs will be invited to an informal virtual networking event in early January. For the first group, this was a cook-a-long demonstration.

Stage 5 – Mentoring

After the networking event, all pairs will be asked to arrange their meetings with their matched partner and commence the mentoring process. The official start date for the scheme will be from January 2022.

Stage 6 – Review

We will evaluate the programme with participants and include further training and facilitation from our training provider. We are committed to helping you get the most out of this valuable experience.

Stage 7 - Celebration

We will celebrate the end of the programme in 2022. Further details will be available to participants nearer the time. Mentees who successfully complete the programme will receive a certificate. 

Want to take part but not yet an individual member? Take a look at the many benefits of being an individual member of the BPA. If you are interested in becoming a mentee there is still time to join individual membership.

You can find more in-depth information about the scheme in our Mentoring Handbook

If you have any questions about the scheme or individual membership please contact

 The BPA mentoring scheme is sponsored by

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